In photos: Women in Technology at the WIT Arena proves to be huge success

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Ireland’s fastest woman in history, athlete Phil Healy, was the keynote speaker. Phil is currently doing an MSc in Computing at WIT.

Ireland’s fastest woman in history, athlete Phil Healy, was the keynote speaker. Phil is currently doing an MSc in Computing at WIT.

WIT invited female role models to speak about the path that they have taken to their current jobs and invited schools in the region to half-day event

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) hosted the 2 nd Women in Technology event on 7 March 2019 at the WIT Arena to showcase and promote careers in technology to girls at second level.

Female second level and third level students and their teachers were invited to attend.

Second year of event

Over 1,000 second level students signed up for the event, making it a huge success for a second year in a row.

The percentage of female students in technology-related degree programmes is still very low and WIT for the second year brought together female role models to speak to the students about their interest in technology and the path that they have taken to their current jobs.

Keynote

Ireland’s fastest woman in history, athlete Phil Healy, was the keynote speaker. Phil is currently doing an MSc in Computing at WIT.

The aim of the event was to help second level female students to see the full spectrum of jobs that are available and to understand that these options are as relevant and achievable for girls as they are for boys.  It is also hoped the event will encourage these students to choose relevant subjects for their senior cycle exams, such as physics, technical graphics, higher level and applied mathematics, construction studies, engineering and technology.

As well as a series of talks, companies had stands.

Find out more at www.wit.ie/womenintechnology

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